Furunculosis : Multidisciplinary Fish Disease Research

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Furunculosis: Multidisciplinary Fish Disease Research presents a fascinating insight into the opinions and the controversies which have led to current knowledge of this disease. It is the first book to cover one single fish disease by presenting not just the reviews, but also critical examination of the progress made by various disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach of the book makes it a valuable guide for veterinarians, fisheries biologists, and fish farm managers, as well as an excellent instructional text for students. The volume explores current research strategies and projects what developments can be expected in each field.
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  • Hardback | 529 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 939.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120930404
  • 9780120930401

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Furunculosis of fish was first described over 100 years ago and this book is the first to discuss such a single fish disease. Eighteen chapters review and critically evaluate the contribution of individual disciplines, presenting a fascinating insight into the opinions, the controversies, the flavour of the debates, the humour and the excitement of the process which has led to the present understanding of this economically important disease. The multidisciplinary nature of research strategies is fully explored, and will have implications for those whose interests are not confined to this specific fish disease, such as disease, such as disease modellers.
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Table of contents

P. Smith, Preface.
E.-M. Bernoth, Furunculosis: The History of the Disease and of Disease Research.
P. Smith, Section I:
P. Smith, Introduction: Towards An Epizootiology of Furunculosis.
P. Smith, The Epizootiology of Furunculosis: The Present State of Our Ignorance.
M. Hiney, P. Smith, and E.-M. Bernoth, Covert Aeromonas salmonicida Infections.
E.-M. Bernoth, Diagnosis of Furunculosis: The Tools.
O. Enger, Survival and Inactivation of Aeromonas salmonicida Outside the Host--A Most Superficial Way of Life.
A.D. Pickering, Husbandry and Stress.
P. Smith, Furunculosis Research as Seen from a Fish Farm.
G. Olivier, Section II:
G. Olivier, Introduction: Getting to Know Your Enemy.
W.W. Kay and T. Trust, The Surface of Aeromonas salmonicida: What Does it Look Like and What Does it Do?
A.E. Ellis, The Extracellular Toxins of Aeromonas salmonicida Subspecies salmonicida.
C.J. Secombes and G. Olivier, Host-Pathogen Interactions in Salmonids.
L.M. Vaughan, Aeromonas salmonicida Subspecies salmonicida--A Molecular Genetic Perspective.
P J. Midtlyingand A.E. Ellis, Section III: Introduction: Raising Resistance against Furuncolosis.
G. Olivier, Effect of Nutrition on Furunculosis.
D.P. Anderson, G. Jeney, G.L. Rumsey, and A.K. Siwicki, Adjuvants and Immunostimulants for Potentiating Protection Against Furunculosisin Fish.
A.E. Ellis, Furunculosis Protective Antigens and Mechanisms.
P.J. Midtlyng, Vaccination against Furunculosis.
T. Gjedrem, Breeding to Raise Resistance.
A.E. Ellis, Section IV:
A.E. Ellis, Introduction: Treatment.
T.S. Hastings, Chemotherapy of Furunculosis.
T. Aoki, Resistance Plasmids and the Risk of Transfer.
P. Smith, Conclusions.
Subject Index.
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"This is the sort of book that comes along every once in a while. The sort of book that is not only welcome and long overdue but is also a first in its field. In fact, it is surprising that a subject such as fish furunculosis has not already had a single book dedicated solely to this complex and fascinating disease. The book is a must for anyone working on fish furunculosis. It represents a unique collection of information that will be of value for many years to come. Thoroughly recommended!" --AQUACULTURE
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About Paul J. Midtlyng

Eva-Maria Bernoth is a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory. Dr. Bernoth is aveterinarian specializing in microbiology and fish diseases. She is a graduate of the Veterinary School in Hannover, Germany.
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